Mercedes-Benz C-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2010
75.6% pass rate
from 2,648 tests in 2017
(16% better than other 2010 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (14% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear lamps (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.038% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.038% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators (42% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type (42% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters (94% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp (51% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Registration plate lamp (82% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.15% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.038% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.15% fail on Horn
    • 0.038% fail on Battery
    • 0.038% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.7% fail on Condition
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
    • 0.11% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.076% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 5.4% fail on Brakes
    • 2.2% fail on Hydraulic systems (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Components (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Pipes (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Hub components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.42% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.038% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.83% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.53% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.34% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.076% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.076% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.038% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.038% fail on Condition
    • 0.038% fail on ABS
    • 0.038% fail on Restricted movement
  • 4.2% fail on Suspension (48% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms (68% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (73% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Coil springs (60% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (59% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Anti-roll bars (71% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (70% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.45% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.15% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.11% fail on Front
      • 0.038% fail on Rear
    • 0.038% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.038% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.038% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.038% fail on Condition
    • 0.038% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.038% fail on Condition
  • 2.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (46% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers (48% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Washers (48% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.038% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.038% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.60% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (57% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Exhaust system (68% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Emissions
    • 0.11% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.076% fail on Cap
      • 0.038% fail on System
    • 0.038% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.53% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.30% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
      • 0.076% fail on Requirements
    • 0.26% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.26% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.49% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.26% fail on Doors
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.038% fail on Drivers
    • 0.19% fail on Body condition
    • 0.038% fail on Load security
      • 0.038% fail on Bootlid
  • 0.45% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.30% fail on Attachment
    • 0.15% fail on Condition
  • 0.38% fail on Steering (63% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Steering system (59% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Track rod end (67% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.076% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.30% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.30% fail on Registration plate
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